I Wish You "All" Enough  

dreaming4u1955 61M
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3/3/2006 11:14 pm

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I Wish You "All" Enough


This story came to me from a temporary acquaintance. You may know what I'm speaking of. One of those that you hope will hold promise but in the end, you know it's not meant to be. She was a Blessed Butterfly in disguise. I feel her efforts need to be passed on. I have no idea where it originated or the author. It might be a good idea to have a tissue nearby. My hope is that you could find something to take with you from this story.

I WISH YOU ENOUGH

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together
at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love
you and I wish you enough."

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough.
Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom"

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window
where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.
I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?"

"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.
"When we said 'I wish you enough' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them".

Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, An hour to appreciate them, A day to love them, And an entire life to forget them.

Send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back
to the person who sent it to you.

If you don't send it to anyone, it may mean that you are in such a Hurry
that you have forgotten your friends.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE!
To all my friends and loved ones,

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